"I am deeply privileged to be present here today at the world's largest granite statue of Lord Buddha Whose eternal message of peace, love and compassion for all livin g beings provide a powerful beacon in our daily lives." - 2006.02.26
Nirupama Rao - then High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka
"This is a Herculean Task that will bring pride and honor to our country. If you have a pot of gold, spare a little, if you have some silver coins, give a few. If you cannot contribute monetarily give a hand to turn a stone. Even if that is not possible, let us spread the message, “That a great monument that will create history in Sri Lanka is happening in Monaragala Vidyasagara Pirivena Temple in the little village called Rambadagalle in the Kurunegala District."
D.Eassuwaren - The Chairman Eassuwaren Brothers Co. Ltd.